Tools | Measurement | Spectral Light Meters | Aug 09, 2019

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings As part of a product update, the range of functions of the compact MSC15 spectral light meter has been extended. The device is particularly suited to the measurement of LED based lighting in terms of illuminance, spectrum, color, CRI, PAR and human centric lighting metrics. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Smart Lighting & IoT | API | Aug 07, 2019

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space. Read more »

Manufacturing | Materials | Processes | PCBs | Electromechanics | Jun 24, 2019

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board In cooperation with its technology partners, the Swabian LED company Lumitronix succeeded in equipping plasma-metallised flexible printed circuit boards with electronic components. This is based on the one-of-a-kind process of plasma metallisation. The novel technology from the field of medical engineering turns a plurality of materials into electrically conducting and solderable printed circuit boards that were not suitable for an assembly with electronic components up to this point in time. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Simulation Tools | Mar 12, 2019

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool Lighting Analysts, a global leader in illumination engineering software, is pleased to announce the release of our latest web-based software, Luxiflux–Zonal, the anticipated new responsive design, interior lighting estimator tool for product manufacturer's websites. This software utilizes server-side, AWS-hosted architecture opening the door for additional new web-based software development. The ground-up responsive design provides an excellent user experience for mobile users (iOS and Android) as well as traditional desktop. Read more »

Tools | Database | Engineering | UV-LEDs | Mar 06, 2019

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database Kopp Glass announces the release of a UV LED Product Database that enables users to easily evaluate and select the optimal UV LED for specific applications. With hundreds of UV LED's available, researching and comparing the various options is a tedious, time-consuming process. This database streamlines the selection process. The comprehensive resource contains over 700 UV LEDs from 29 different manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys, LG Innotek and Rayvio. Read more »

Materials | Manufacturing | Encapsulants | Silicones | Harsh Enviroment | Feb 15, 2019

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments Dow, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today unveiled DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant, an optically-clear silicone for professional LED lighting that cures at room temperature. This advanced silicone technology provides superb optical performance without compromise and offers unique rheological properties for use with light fixtures in a variety of shapes and forms. Designed for explosion proof and high ingress protection rated luminaries, DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is also cost-effective to buy and use as its patented composition does not contain platinum– unlike other silicone solutions currently available on the market. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Jan 25, 2019

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope Finding the right equipment for quality control can be time consuming. That’s why it is important to find long lasting and agile equipment. One solution is a digital microscope with qu Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Dec 11, 2018

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions Tagarno is now announcing a modified digital microscope solution, promoting ergonomically correct working conditions and new possibilities to inspect large PCBs with plenty of work space beneath the camera. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Goniophotometers | Sep 20, 2018

LGS 650 - New Goniophotometer for Mid- to Large-Sized SSL Sources and LED Modules

LGS 650 - New Goniophotometer for Mid- to Large-Sized SSL Sources and LED Modules Instrument Systems launches within the LGS series a new goniophotometer. The LGS 650 is perfect for samples up to max. 1300 mm diameter and 10 kg weight. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Radiometer | Sep 13, 2018

New Ophir® FluxGage™ Measurement System for Large-Size Luminaires at LpS

New Ophir® FluxGage™ Measurement System for Large-Size Luminaires at LpS MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces the Ophir® FluxGage™ FG1500, the newest member of the FluxGage family of compact measurement systems for LED luminaires. The FG1500 features an aperture size of 144 x 64cm, allowing for photometric measurement of large-size street and industrial luminaires, LED flat panels, and troffer lights. Photometric measurements include total luminous flux (up to 80,000 lm), spectrum and color parameters (CCT, CRI, TM-30), and flicker. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Photometers | Aug 17, 2018

More Accurate, Faster, Further with Instrument Systems' New Photometer DSP 200

More Accurate, Faster, Further with Instrument Systems' New Photometer DSP 200 Instrument Systems has introduced a new, versatile photometer to the market. The DSP 200 conforms to the highest accuracy grade L to DIN 5032-7 (2017) and has an extremely broad measuring range from 0.1 mlx to 200 klx for all common light sources, including pulse-width modulated LEDs. It is extremely well-suited to ultra-fast measurements of spatial light distributions with the goniometers of the AMS or LGS series. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Conformal Coating | Jul 24, 2018

Nordson ASYMTEK Combines Conformal Coating and Inspection into One Automated System

Nordson ASYMTEK Combines Conformal Coating and Inspection into One Automated System Nordson ASYMTEK a Nordson company, a global leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and technologies, announces an automated coating inspection (ACI) line combining its Select Coat® SL-940 Conformal Coating system with the FX-940UV Series ACI/AOI Automated Conformal Coat Inspection system. Together, the systems ensure a conformal coating process that's accurate and reliable, and delivers ongoing coating quality and consistency. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Software | Displays | Special Applications | Jun 27, 2018

Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5

Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5 Westboro Photonics, a leading manufacturer of imaging colorimeters and photometers for the analysis of displays and lighting and the publisher of the Photometrica measurement and analysis software, announces the release of Photometrica version 7.5. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Manufacturing | Jun 20, 2018

Quality Inspection for LED Module Manufacturing - Precise, Reliable, Reducing Scrap and Costs

Quality Inspection for LED Module Manufacturing - Precise, Reliable, Reducing Scrap and Costs In terms of energy savings and energy efficiency, LED (light-emitting diode) is dominating private as well industrial illumination more and more. LED is used to illuminate offices and private living areas, vehicle lightning, advertisings, street lighting, etc. In addition, LED technologies have conquered already into technology fields as entertainment electronics, aerospace, fibre optic based communica-tion, medical areas, optical inspections, etc. With low weight, variable light colours, long-life at lower cost, etc., LED will remain as a future based technology. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Mar 29, 2018

Redesign of BTS256-EF Light, PAR and Flicker Meter

Redesign of BTS256-EF Light, PAR and Flicker Meter The lighting industry requires high accuracy spectral light meters that can handle complex measurements. These include measurement of pulse width modulated light sources and the ability to measure both indoors and outdoors lighting, determination of thermal transient behavior of lamps, their flicker properties and so on. The primary criterion that such meters must always meet is the quality of their photometric features. Read more »

FEATURED

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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